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Young Alumnus of the Year: Matthew Annessi ’08

Matt Annessi completed his bachelor’s in natural science with a concentration in pre-physical therapy in 2008, and is practicing as a physical therapist in Chattanooga. He views his role with his patients as a calling from the Lord, and he often has the opportunity to work with people in their most vulnerable moments. He approaches his work graciously and faithfully. A regular volunteer with the biology honor society Tri Beta, Matt continues to contribute to the Covenant community and serves as a resource to others considering a similar career path. Matt is married to Laura McCaleb Annessi ’08, and the two recently welcomed their first child.



Six years ago, Marshall ’08 and Katherine Whitmire Teague ’06 thought they would spend the rest of their lives in Oregon. Today they live on Lookout Mountain, where they operate a sustainable farm called EdenThistle.

Covenant is #5 among baccalaureate colleges in the nation for graduates who earn PhDs

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